But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is heading back to London, with a new run at the Turbine Theatre from 7 October to 27 November 2022.
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is a quirky coming-of-age comedy about sexual awakening and self-realization, and features a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams, based on the cult classic movie. Direction will once again be by Tania Azevedo.
The show was first presented as part of MTFestUK 2019, and then got a full staging at the Turbine Theatre earlier this year.
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is the story of Megan, an all-American high school cheerleader who has the perfect life. That is, until she finds out her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and send her packing to ‘True Directions,’ a rehabilitation camp to set her straight.
Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, Turbine Theatre said: “Today is a big day for The Turbine Theatre. As we prepare for the West End transfer of My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do) to the Garrick Theatre, we keep our foot on the gas at our Battersea base to ensure we remain a vital voice in the development of new work in the UK. Today we unveil the return of But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical at The Turbine Theatre. We had an incredible sell-out season earlier this year and learnt a huge amount about the show we’re creating and indeed its audience. We’re committed to creating the best possible version of the show and are thrilled to have an opportunity to present it again this Autumn.”
Running at the Turbine Theatre from 7 October to 27 November 2022, the show is produced by Paul Taylor-Mills and Bill Kenwright, in association with Adam Bialow, by special arrangement with Lionsgate.